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The Goggleboxers are confronted with a dog dilemma

Can you love your pet too much? The Goggleboxers find out.

Pets are considered family in some households, with many living a life of luxury and comfort. But when the owner starts talking about marriage with their animal, alarm bells start to ring. In a recent episode of Hughesy We Have a Problem, the Goggleboxers are introduced to a woman who intends on taking her vows with her labrador, who seems oblivious to his level of commitment. Here's what the Goggleboxers had to say about it:

The first meet

The human in the relationship, Jesse, sends a video to Hughesy and his team, introducing herself and her golden labrador, Quade. At first, the Goggleboxers can only see what a good boy Quade is, "Such a cute dog," says Adam. But Jesse's next sentence cuts it short.

She genuinely thinks her and her dog is her soulmate, and she wants to marry him. The Goggleboxers all recoil in shock, with many scrunched up noses and puzzled expressions. "Woah, woah!" Adam says, now seeing the situation in a different light. 

The rules of engagement

Jesse says that her family and friends think she's crazy, but she'd like the advice of Hughesy and the panel. She gets that pretty quickly. One of the panellists says her main concern is the lack of verbal consent, which the Silberys all agree on. "Yeah, I'm with you!" says Kerry. Over at Lee and Keith's, the issue seems to be resolved. "Well, the dog barks once for yes, and twice for no," reveals Keith. Hmm, not sure about that.

The big question

To get another opinion, Hughesy calls upon a marriage celebrant who not only does human weddings, but also performs ceremonies for animals. Symon adds some perspective to the situation, stating, "Dogs doing human stuff - funny. Dogs doing humans - not funny." 

When asked if the celebrant would carry out the dog-human nuptials, she confirmed that she would perform the wedding if it was a non-legal ceremony done tastefully for a bit of fun. Hughesy goes on to say that if the wedding goes ahead, he'll be in touch - as fake weddings that happen on TV tend to rate really well, whatever he means by that. 

Gogglebox Australia, streaming now or watch Wednesdays 7.30pm EDT first on Foxtel.

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